European and International Organisations

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European and international authorities

EU institutions

Coronavirus – EU response (for other language versions, click the button at the top of the page)

European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)

The study The impact of coronavirus on fundamental rights to be completed in May 2020

Council of Europe

European Court of Human Rights

Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights, factsheet (derogation in time of emergency)

Venice Commission

Compilation of statements and opinions on state of emergency-situations.

Commissioner for Human Rights

Statements on different related themes:

Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Principles relating to the treatment of persons deprived of their liberty

Human Rights and Rule of Law website (collection of information on different themes)


High Commissioner on National Minorities

ODIHR (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights)

Joint publication with APT (Association for the Prevention of Torture)


Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture

Advice of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture to States Parties and National Preventive Mechanisms relating to the Coronavirus Pandemic (adopted on 25th March 2020) concernin all places of deprivation of liberty.

The UN Coronavirus Communications Team website